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I'm important too

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Today I received a message from a young lady who has touched my heart and really made me re-focus on my healthy lifestyle.

She told me she was a special needs child whose mother had always put her daughter's needs before her own. Sadly as a result, her mum is no longer with us and she cannot support her daughter through her journey.

The thought of not being here for my children breaks my heart. They rely on me so much and I have always put their needs ahead of my own.

However, now is the time for me to re-focus on me, not just Mummy but Debs. Debs is a great woman who hates letting anyone down and is always there for her friends. She is supportive to others travelling the same path and gets a real buzz out of helping someone. Debs is worthy of some time for herself and is worth a bit of pampering.

I've got to start looking after the whole me. I am fed up of looking more crumby mummy than yummy mummy. So I am going to clear out my wardrobe today and get rid of those fat clothes (that I've kept in case I put weight back on) and I have ordered some Bare Minerals foundation. I have been using a cheap tinted moisturiser. But at almost 40, I need a bit more help to look like a natural beauty, lol. This foundation is not cheap but it is great and I deserve it.

Thank you for the email, it has really made me realise what is important. My kids are but so am I.

Debs x

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DIET-DELIGHT 5/18/2010 2:38AM

    You are amazing! I'm glad to hear you are getting rid of the "fat" clothes and doing some things just for you.

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REJ7777 5/16/2010 3:06AM

    I love the BALANCE in your blog. We do need to care for ourselves if we want to be able to care for those we love. And you ARE important! emoticon

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DEBLYNN323 5/12/2010 2:02PM

    Appreciating ourselves makes us better friends, moms, sisters, and spouses. Congrats on your successes....keep moving forward.


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ANASNEWBODY 5/11/2010 8:33PM

    I think that we forget that we are important and SHOULD take care of ourselfs. Not just take care of others.

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ANISMENDOZA81 5/11/2010 6:37PM

    You are important! Thanks for sharing this blog. Makes a person realize that even the simplist of things can make or break your attitude. You rock! make sure you post yummy mummy pictures!

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GIRLINMOTION 5/8/2010 9:50AM

    Yes you deserve it!!!


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DONNABRIGHT 5/8/2010 9:10AM

    Thanks for a great article!

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JANHIM 5/8/2010 7:43AM

    You have "special needs" too! To feel beautiful makes your entire outlook on life more sunny!

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DALLASUK 5/8/2010 6:45AM


Looking and feeling worthwhile is part of the journey, it's all about a better you and way of life.

I never leave the house without at least a layer of lipstick on. One has to make an effort, but to be honest, as the weight changes, your confidence improves; you feel better about yourself and you find you make more of an effort, (some people just don't notice unless you prompt them emoticon )

I've done the same as you this morning. Cleared the wardrobe of all my old, oversized drab and tatty cloths - I've actually thrown away a rugby shirt i have been wearing on and off for the last 12 years.

Splash out on yourself and don't feel selfish. YOU DESERVE IT


Comment edited on: 5/8/2010 6:46:06 AM

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TATTER3 5/8/2010 6:31AM

    We really are who we allow ourselves to be. I wish you the best. Have a wonderful journey and keep Sparkin'!!

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AMBER1997 5/8/2010 6:22AM

    Your blog touched we all need to be our own people, as people for others. you are beautiful to those who love you, and finding a balance for your loved ones, and yourself is difficult. I am 60, and still find it hard. Reading about the member who is a special needs person makes us realize just how lucky we are, and really that we focus too much on the negative things in our lives. Good luck in becoming a yummy mummy, and enjoy the renewing of your wardrobe. Have a great day.

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